Frowning, I pulled back and looked down, displeased. “Why not?”
“I have work,” he says, pissing me off. My hand clutched at his throat. “Make sure you attend my party or else I’ll punish you. Do you hear me?” I growl dominantly.
Kaeden looks at me, shocked, but nods. I place a loving kiss on his lips and squeeze his butt, making him squeal and stare at me in horror. I go back to my bed and make him sit between my legs, that make him shiver as he settles against my semi-erect member. Hugging him, I place the frame in front of him on his lap, which he holds, and I unwrap it. My eyes widen as I feel a burst of emotions — unexplainable. Mesmerizing, beautiful, incredible, fuck it, all the positive emotions in one go.
“Did you paint this?” I ask him as I trace the name “Kae-Ga” on the left-hand corner and he nods his head slightly. Cyro howls happily, >Our mate loves us< he says. I nod my head in agreement.
Kaeden painted a picture of me and Cyro. Cyro to the left looking up at the moon with his black and silver coat with his yellow eyes and myself smiling as I face the right. He got every tattoo correct on my arms and the fact that he painted me smiling says a lot since I don’t smile, he must have monitored me. I let him hold the painting as I hugged him from behind and kissed the back of his neck. That made him shudder. Sighing into his neck, I confess, “Out of all the birthdays I had and the presents I got today and everything is first on my list. Thank you, Kaeden, you gave me the best gift I could ever ask for.” I say this sincerely from my heart since my best gift would be my mate and my mate's gifts to me were the best.
“Mn,” he hummed, making me chuckle. The two of us sat like that for a few more minutes before I reluctantly let him go. We both could hear the others waking up and it was best that he wasn’t found here.
I sighed as I threw myself on the bed and looked at the picture I just hung up, >He is the best< Cyro says, looking at the picture through my eyes.
“He is the best,” I repeat his words.
Since I can’t sleep, I head downstairs and pass my mate in the kitchen, but can’t stop to tease him because the head omega, Lucy, is busy making breakfast. I wink at him since he looks my way and I greet everyone I pass with a grunt. Taking off my shorts, my bones break and Cyro comes out, shaking out my coat. I get into a light jog and meet up with the night patrol team, who are switching with the morning patrol team. “Good morning Alpha. Happy birthday,” they greet me and I answer them with a grunt.
Everyone is used to my grunting since I’m not sociable and only know how to give instructions. I’m not well-liked but they have to respect me although most of them don’t. I’m one of the candidates for the title of Alpha and leader of the Crimson Moon Pack, but I’m too vicious for them. My twin brother is my competition and today, the deal was that whoever finds their mate first would be crowned Alpha. I found my mate early in the morning and can’t believe that he was under my nose the entire time, but we never crossed paths as much, nor was there a pull. I don’t want to tell him we’re mates; he needs to figure it out himself - I’ll try to keep a distance from him to not make him uncomfortable. >Since when are you so understanding?< Cyro scoffs.
Looking over at no man’s land as I sniff out for anything I answer, “Kaeden is our mate - mate is special.”
>I want to breed him, Corbin~< he squeals with a wag of his tail.
I scoff, “Cyro, you are the strongest wolf in the alliance. When did you start acting like a lovesick puppy?”
He growls low at me and throws us on our back, >Kaeden is our MATE - mate special< he throws back at me.
We quickly jump up and stare in the direction of no man’s land. A group of rogue wolves no less than five, one male, two females and each female has a pup walking beside them. Cyro growls, gaining their attention. The group looks over in shock at Cyro and quickly makes a get-away.
Besides them, nothing else happened on my patrol. Stepping into the packhouse with my sweat pants back on, I pass my mate, who is very conscious of me and disappears, making me chuckle inwardly. As I head up the steps, I catch the scent of Samantha, probably to surprise me at my parents’ place on the first floor.
I sigh and head to my room and get ready. I’ll wear Kaeden’s gifts tonight and keep my bracelet on. Getting into some comfortable lazy clothes instead of dressing up in my usual bad boy look, I leave my hair down and grab my phone, car keys and school bag. I wonder if I’ll find Kaeden at school later...
Walking up the steps, I hear whispers that quickly go quiet. Before I knock on the door, it swings open and I meet my nervous-looking kid sister, who looks at me with pity. I raise a questioning brow at her and walk in.
My parents, siblings and Samantha look at me and we just stare at each other. My father is the current head of the pack and will give up everything to the winner next year—but I’m not too fond of letting anyone know that my mate is younger than me and can’t be their Luna in time for the coronation, not to mention that he is a male Omega.
Looking at them who look like they are waiting for a bomb to explode, I sigh, “I’ll leave,” I say, since we never have a peaceful time together because of my attitude. I don’t do it on purpose, but there are reasons behind my actions, good reasons but horrible ones.
Just as I make to leave, my father’s wolf speaks, “Nonsense! It’s you and your brother’s birthday today. We said we’ll have breakfast so you are not leaving!” He orders me. I sigh inwardly, “Ok,” I answer and head to the table, forgetting to greet them. They soon join me, with my twin sitting across from me at the head of the table and me at the other end. We gaze at each other and I can see that he has a conflicting look in his eyes.
Samantha makes her way over. She kisses my cheek, whispering weakly, “Happy birthday, Corbin.” I turned to look at her and my eyes widened in realization. I almost forgot that she was here! Her eyes were slightly red, trying not to cry.
“Samantha?” I ask, confused. Her eyes widen as she sits down and looks at me. My sister Charlese, to my left, throws attitude, “Since when do you call her by her name?” I ignore her and look at Samantha helplessly, “You’re... here?”
“Am I not your mate?” She asked me and the tears started pooling. I shook my head emotionlessly, and she started crying. My father sighs, making me look over. He has his eyes on my twin and it hits me, >She’s mated to our brother.< Cyro comments with a snicker.
“Why are you happy?” I ask him and he howls, >My mate is perfect!< I look at my father. “Eat now?”
He looks at me and nods, “Yes, we can eat now.”
>No one said happy birthday to us yet< Cyro reminds me. I clear my throat and look over at Chris. Taking out the box from my pocket, I throw it at him, which he quickly catches and looks at me surprised, “Happy birthday,” I say.
>No one said happy birthday to us yet< Cyro reminds me. I clear my throat and look over at Chris. Taking out the box from my pocket, I throw it at him, which he quickly catches and looks at me surprised, “Happy birthday,” I say.He looks down at his hands and mumbles thanks. Opening it, his eyes widened. He looks at me and asks confused, “Grandpa’s ring?”Everyone stares at me, surprised. I sigh and look at my mother. “Do you have chocolate ice cream?” She nods at me, confused, but I don’t answer her and get up. Going over to the fridge, I pull open the freezer door and grab the tub of ice cream. Shutting it, I grab a tablespoon out of the dishwasher and head back to the table. Grabbing five pancakes, I place them on my plate and scoop out the ice cream, and start eating it as I think of Kaeden.“Grandpa gave you this ring when he said you should be Alpha. Why are you giving it to me?” Chris as
“Dick, what’s going on?” Miranda asked, running after him. He looked at his wife and said, “Cyro said he hates everyone here.”Miranda stopped in her steps and looked at her husband, that was walking away. Charlese came out and leaned against the door frame, rolling her eyes and scoffed, “He really knows how to ruin everyone’s day but at least one good thing came out of this, Chris found his mate and his position is stronger than Corbin’s.”The sky got dark real quick, and before he knew it, Corbin was on his way back to the pack house. His scent was still masked, and he was now driving the same make of car but just in the colour of royal blue. Stopping outside of the pack house five hours after the party began, he wound the window down and the warrior guarding the gate, eyes widened, “Sorry Alpha Corbin, I didn’t know it was you.”“Just open,” Corbin ordered. The gate opened, but everyone was completely overwhelmed.
“Nonsense!” my grandfather said.His hand tightened around my arm. He began pulling me. >CORBIN MY MATE!!< Cyro yelled in my head. I firmly put my foot down and pushed my grandpa away. Glaring at him, I growled, “I said I’m waiting for someone!”My blood boiled. Even this old man that showed me a glass of love bossed me around, I’ve had it! “WHO ARE YOU THROWING THIS PARTY FOR? DID I EVER SAY I WANT A PARTY? NOW YOU WANT TO FORCE ME TO ATTEND IT TOO? GO CELEBRATE IT WITH YOUR OTHER GRANDSON AND LEAVE ME THE FUCK ALONE!”My father came running in. “Corbin, calm down!”“O ho ho, if it isn’t the spoiled brat! Get off your fucking high horse, will you!” Charlese came in taunting me. She rolled her eyes when I growled at her.“You don’t scare me! All you are is an attention-seeking whore. Since you and Cyro are so eager to be savage leaders, why don’t I fill
I look at him and grumble, “I’m quitting school. I’ll join the humans, join me!”Kaeden shakes his head. “I can’t be a burden to my mate!”I scoff, “I’m sorry Kitten, but this mate of yours isn’t someone to be trifled with. I became a multi-billionaire under the noses of those Crimson bastards,” I say and his eyes widened.“Really?” he asks and I nod. “It’s a loss for the Crimson Moon Pack. I decided this morning that I won’t be the Alpha after meeting you. Cyro and I are permanently taking over and starting anew so that I can buy you everything you need.”“And what if I told you that the only thing I need is my mate?” Kaeden asked me teasingly.My eyes widened. “And what would you say if I told you, you weren’t my mate, and I was only taking advantage of you?” I ask in return.Kaeden looks at me, unamused. “I wouldn’t believe you.”I dig my fingers into his sides and t
“Charlese!” Their father stepped in and pulled her away from Corbin. She turned around and glared at her father. “Why did you stop me? You all agreed that I could say what I want and I am just doing that!”She turned back to Corbin and smacked him twice across his face, but stopped when her hand throbbed. “You and your fucking face make me so sick!” She said and spat in his face.“Charlese! What’s gotten into you?” Their grandmother stood up and pulled her away from Corbin before she could do anything else. She went up to Corbin and tried to use her shirt to wipe away the blood from his nose, the corner of his lips and the spit under his right eye, but Corbin pushed her hand away.His grandmother looked down at him, flustered. She tried it again, but he moved his face out of the way. Pain showed in his grandmother’s eyes, but she left him and went to sit down. “I’ve honestly had enough of this sibling rivalry! All of
“Corbin, enough,” his grandfather spoke. Corbin looked at his grandfather incredulously. “Why should I stop? You de-manded answers from me not a moment ago and now—and now you want me to shut up? Why? Because it’s the truth and you don’t want to hear it?”His grandfather didn’t want him to stop because he didn’t want to hear his words, but because he didn’t understand why he was crying. First Corbin smiled, shocking them and now, not only his words but his tears, were shaking them to the core - Isn’t he supposed to be strong? So why was he crying?.Corbin sighed. Looking back at Charlese, he said, “I did nothing to you yet you hate me. YOUR father doesn’t discipline you and so because you were rude to the person I invited to YOUR brother’s party and smacked, humiliated him too, I taught you a lesson. I never hurt you once because you are my baby sister but every day, you call me an idiot multiple times, an asshole, a piece of sh
“The only reason I gave him his presents early is because I didn’t want anyone to see the painting of him and Cyro, since I painted nothing for Alpha Chris. I also thought that it would cheer him up since he seemed a bit off and it worked until he came back from breakfast with the head family,” he added.All of his words seemed to add up, but they needed to dig deeper. Zander looked at Kaeden and asked, “What is the deal between you and my granddaughter?”Kaeden answered bleakly, “She thinks I like her boyfriend.”“Do you?” Zander asked.Kaeden scoffed, “He’s not my cup of tea.”“Then why were you looking at him?” Charlese asked, not liking his attitude. Kaeden looked over at her and sneered, “Cause he was crying to his mama the night before about how Corbin beat his ass up, like the mama’s boy he is.”“You!” she started and raised her hand to slap him, “Go ahead and slap me again,
To some, it seemed that Kaeden was keeping himself high and mighty even without talking to any of the pack members, but it’s not like he wasn’t talking, no one was willing to listen to him. His mother, father, and siblings were in a completely awkward position. There was Kaeden and then there was the pack.After training, Kaeden went on border patrol, then came back and showered. He ate alone outside, then went back in and did his homework. After homework, he went through his videos. Uploading the video of himself dancing to Vanessa Nicole’s Everyday to his status update. In the video, he had on the clothes he wore on Corbin’s birthday but was in his socks. He stood in the middle of the living room in front of a five-seater couch. Seconds through the video, he stopped dancing and looked to his right, and started laughing.Corbin walked into the camera’s line of view and walked towards the camera, asking, “What are you doing now?